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Motion and Knowledge in the Changing Early Modern World


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Note on Contributors.- Global Motion and the Production of Knowledge; Ofer Gal and Yi Zheng.- Part I. The Savant in Motion and at Home.- Two Bohemian Journeys: Real, Imaginary and Idealized Voyages at the Turn of the 17th Century; Ofer Gal.- Xu Xiake's Travel Notes: Motion, Records and Genre Change; Yi Zheng.- Those who stayed: English Chorography and the Elizabethan Society of Antiquaries; Claire Kennedy.- Part II. Dialogues and Skeptics-Traversing Geography and Cultures.- `How very little he can learn': exotic visitors and the transmission of cultural knowledge in 18th Century London; Vanessa Smith.- Diplomatic Journeys and Medical Brush Talks: Eighteenth-Century Dialogues between Korean and Japanese Medicine; Daniel Trambaiolo.- The Circulation of Sericulture Knowledge through Temple Networks and Cognitive Poetics in 18th Century Zhejiang; Philip S. Cho.- Part III. Motion as Free Thinking and Social Circulation.- Travel as a basis for atheism: Free-Thinking as Deterritorialization in the Early Radical enlightenment; Charles T. Wolfe.- Late Traditional Chinese Civilization in Motion, 1400-1900; Benjamin A. Elman.- Index.

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